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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Liver: It's a liver enzymes. Can be elevated in liver disease or use of certain medications.
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver enzyme.: Sgot is one of the liver enzyme markers . This transaminase is elevated when the liver is irritated by disease, infection, or with certain medications ... Read More
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
A liver enzyme: Also known as ast. It is usually also measured with alt . If ast is elevated out of proportion to other liver enzymes it is typical of alcohol abuse. ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claire Sutton
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on cause: If elevated SGOT is due to alcohol then stop drinking. If a medication has caused it then your physician will decide if the med needs to be decreased ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Elevated LFT: There are many causes for elevated lft including viral hepatitis and even cancer. Its treatment will depend on the exact cause. However the most commo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Discuss this with your doctor.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's high: And probably worth figuring out why. If it seems to be coming from your liver (your physician can tell), you'll get a workup which may start with a re ... Read More
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Dr. William Schmidt
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I need more: i need more information such as as, illness and other liver function studies to include alpha fetoprotein
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
High SGOT: Sgot is a liver enzyme that is released when the liver is inflamed and liver cells are injured. There are many causes of elevated SGOT including viral ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Many: We need to know what the other liver function tests show as well.The possibilities are too numerous to list here but any liver enzyme elevation raises ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: Why was the test done? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: Labs set the reference ranges arbitrarily so that several percent of healthy people fall outside on either end. This is the right thing to do. Don't c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below.

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